Out from the Rough album which was Tina’s first solo album after her 1976 split with husband Ike Turner. Her first two solo albums, Tina Turns the Country On! (1974) and Acid Queen (1975), were recorded while she was still married to Ike Turner and also a member of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue.
“Root Toot Undisputable Rock’N’Roller” was the third single out of the album and Tina performed this song on several TV shows in Europe and America. “Night Time Is The Right Time“ from the b-side was already recorded by Ike & Tina, but not released until 1991 on the CD “Good Old Times“.
Here is Tina performing the song on ZDF’s Kultnacht in 1979 for the first time in HD on Youtube!
The annual Tina Turner Heritage Days took place once again last weekend at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center where the Tina Turner museum is located. A great success once again and the occasion for fans worldwide to celebrate the legacy of the Queen of Rock. Tina’s personal assistant Rhonda Graam was again a part of the celebrations and graciously answered questions from fans. Watch the video of the Q&A session below thanks to Eric!
Moreover, here is a few words from organizer Sonia Outlaw-Clark about this year weekend:
I am always amazed at how our Tina Turner Heritage Days feels so much like a family reunion. No one is a stranger here, Everyone has their love of Tina in common and that’s enough to make you an instant member of the “family.” And each year we grow and welcome new family members, which is great.
It was the fans who said four years ago that “we want to come to Brownsville and do a fan celebration.” This was just after the school had been moved to the Delta Heritage Center. I’m so glad I listened to them. Those who came then have continued to come back and also help plan each year, so this really is a fan driven effort and I am just thrilled that I get to be a part of it.
I think my favorite part is on Friday when everyone starts arriving. It’s so nice to see the hugs and hellos. Friday night is very informal, which gives everyone a chance to mingle and learn more about each other. And, of course there is live music and karaoke, so everyone who wants to can share their favorite Tina impersonations and dance moves. You can spend as much time as they like in the Tina Turner Museum, and if you’ve never tried salt pork and molasses, here’s your chance…. along with some other regional foods.
Saturday is tours and Tina tribute show. Getting to have lunch with Rhonda and ask her questions was a huge highlight of this year’s event. I think it went well and that everyone enjoyed it.
Next year’s date is Sept. 23-25. The organizers hope everyone who can will start making plans now to be here. New “family” members are always welcome … plus you’ll have a great time!
You can already join the FB page for the 2016 celebrations!
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Tina Turner – Cassette Singles
Back in 1980 the first cassette single (or “cassingle” if you would like to use a cool and hype (hype in the 80´s, we should mention that for your own safety) saw the day of light with Bow Wow Wow´s „C30, C60, C90, Go!“ being released in the UK. With such an unusual title it was surely no wonder that the CS was not even half-way as successful as the CD single. Tina Turner also released quite a few of her singles on magnetic tape, and the nearly the full history of the cassette single can be explored just by examining these cassettes.
Old version of the article: Only the better part of the 80s are missing – or at least we could not find any cassette singles for the albums „Private Dancer“ and „Break Every Rule“. So, in case you store them secretly in your collection don´t be shy and share that knowledge in the comments section. As you will see, we already found more but the call for help better remains in the article…you never know what to expect…maybe unknown tracks as secret B-sides…?
Dutch musical producer and business man Joop van den Ende has announced he will collaborate with Tina Turner on a musical production of her life. He just revealed the first details about the show this evening on Dutch television. For several years, Joop has been negotiating with Tina, visiting her several times in Zurich. Last weekend, the contract was finally signed, when Tina and her husband Erwin Bach visited Joop and his wife at their home in The Netherlands.
August 1975 – 10 years before Private Dancer would bombast Tina Turner back to the spotlight, her last album (and probably her more rock and roll one) under Ike Turner’s supervision came out. The very much forgotten and underrated Acid Queen. To celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, here is 15 things to know about the Acid Queen!
From the vault and because it’s 40 years old this year, a new upload of a fantastic Ike & Tina Turner Mexican tv special from 1975. Not the best quality ever (more Ike & Tina footage in better quality will be upload in the futur on the blog) but of course worse watching if only for the incredible performance and vocals by Tina and the funky music directed by musical genius Ike.
So now, have a seat (if you can stay seated for more than 2 min), grab some pop corn and enjoy 45 minutes of great soul music.
Lady Marmalade (0:40)
I Got The Music In Me (4:08)
Ike’s Theme & Intro To Tina (8:26)
Sweet Soul Music (9:37)
Oh My My (12:16)
Honky Tonk Woman (15:16)
I Smell Trouble (18:00)
Only Women Bleed (24:24)
Get Back (28:12)
With A Little Help From My Friends (30:54)
Mighty High (33:56)
Proud Mary (38:46)
A couple of days ago, a new Tina Turner musical opened in NY with a special performance for the press. We have been lucky enough to receive an invitation and fellow Tina fan Shaun attended it and wrote a review for us! Here it is:
Be Tina, A Tribute to Tina Turner starring Tempest Walker was a short but interesting concert snippet in New York’s historic Harlem on one of the hottest days of the year. Ms. Walker thought of most things TINA as she prepared this show. The stage was small, but all metal, a throwback to Tina Turner’s Twenty Four Seven tour (2000) and her starring role in Mad Max III. The backing dancers looked like they stepped out of a photo shoot from Tina’s mammoth Wildest Dreams Tour (1996), each looking like a dancer from that era. The four piece band did their best to sound like Tina’s very tight musicians, and Tempest Walker, she worked hard to BE TINA!
“You were so good – we have to do it again”!
The party in 2014 was so good that we again decided to continue celebrating Tina Turner and her music in Berlin, Germany. Please use our Facebook Group to interact with other TT fans and party people and check out our website created especially for the party where you can find answers to all your questions like:
- Where will the big party be held?
- Which hotels do you recommend?
- How can I discover Berlin from a Tina Turner perspective?
- What happened in the past?
This event is organized by fans (from the “T.T Family”) and for fans all around Europe and the rest of the world.
Everyone is welcome. And before anyone asks (it happens every year), Miss Tina will of course not attend the event! Mr & Mrs Bach are certainly relieved that once again the fans are partying far away from them! ;-)
Check out the trailer for this year party!
Video by Ben
Download “Hold On To What You Got” (Remix) Here!
Celebrating the heritage and legacy of Flagg Grove School along with its most famous student, Anna Mae Bullock, known worldwide as Tina Turner. Held each year on the 4th weekend of Sept. at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN.
Visit Tina Turner Heritage Days website.
More info and program inside the post! Continue reading
“I keep trying to retire. I’ve been working for 36 years now. I asked Roger to announce my retirement after my last tour ended in 1991, but he kept the stage, he kept the lights and he kept the costumes in case i “changed my mind”. He says if i ever stop working, i’ll get really old overnight. He’s probably right.”
It’s been a while since we’ve uploaded rare magazines scans from the Tina Turner Blog’s vault so today it’s time for a new entry! A great report and interview behind the scenes of the Wildest Dreams World Tour back in 1996. Follow a day in the life of Tina on tour in Sheffield UK, in her hotel room, rehearsing before showtime, inside the diva’s dressing room… Great photos and candid interview where Tina is asked about her breathtaking appearance for a then 57 years old rock legend but also about her sons, her faith and a lot more. High quality scans of the magazine inside the article. Enjoy!